|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 24, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 623-3336
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Classic Horseshoe Magnet
Units: About 91,500
Manufacturer: Dowling Magnets, of Sonoma, Calif.
Hazard: The plastic coating on the magnets contains excessive levels of lead, which violates the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves the Classic Horseshoe Magnets. The 6-inch tall horseshoe magnet has a red plastic coating on the "handle" end. Each "foot" of the magnet has an engraved "S" or and "N."
Sold at: Specialty retail stores and educational supply distributors nationwide from March 2003 through April 2008 for about $10.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the classic horseshoe magnets away from children and contact Dowling Magnets to receive a free replacement horseshoe magnet.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dowling Magnets toll-free at (866) 623-3336 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PST Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.dowlingmagnets.com. Consumers can also email the firm at email@example.com
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